Microsoft renews alliance with Novell

Endgadget is reporting that Microsoft has agreed to pay another $100 Million dollars to Novell to keep Suse available on Hyper-V.  This relationship was one of the open questions after the purchase of Novell by Attachmate.  While there is little noise about Hyper-V in the Tech Media we are happy to see Microsoft continue to thaw it's attitude about Linux and Open Source.

Episode 46 - Life in the Mainstream

What's in a name?

Andreas Jaeger Program Manager for openSuSE at Novell and the team he works with think that maybe it's time for a change.  They have come up with a list of eight variants on the numbering part of their naming for future releases.  They want people's input so here is your chance.  The possiblity of going Octal left me with a smile on my face.  In reality they should probably adopt a date driven versioning like Ubuntu, Mandriva and Fedora.  Check out the post and the explanations of how they came up with the list.  Then let them know what you think.